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Let’s give every child a strong start

November 15, 2017
US Rep. Hal Rogers and Mark Shriver
The Hill

Children represent the poorest age group in America. According to data released in September by the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 13.2 million children were living in poverty in 2016. That means, in the world’s most developed nation, one out of every three people living in poverty is a child.

These kids are put at an unfair disadvantage compared to their more well-off peers when it comes to education. For example, by age 4, children in poverty are as much as 18 months behind in development as other children.

That’s why we’re grateful for federal investments in early education programs working to help give all kids, especially those from low-income families, a strong start in life.

Save the Children began its work in the United States in Kentucky communities in 1932, providing support to schoolchildren during the Great Depression. Today, the organization has a presence in 41 Kentucky communities, serving nearly 18,000 children every year.